The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Java Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Java Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer - Java
Rank 651 621 612
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Software Engineer 7 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.018% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.019% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Average daily rate £650 £419 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.22% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £400 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £484 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £440 £500
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Senior Java Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Java Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer within the UK.

Senior Java Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Senior Java Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer within the UK.

Senior Java Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -32 7 £650 +55.22% 11
London -5 4 £700 +75.00% 4
South East -23 2 £650 +41.30% 5
Kent - 2 £650 -
North West - 1 £400 -
Chester - 1 £400 -
Tonbridge - 1 £700 -
Cheshire - 1 £400 -

Senior Java Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Java Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Java Software Engineer in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (91.67%) Software Engineering
3 10 (83.33%) Spring
4 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (50.00%) BDD
5 6 (50.00%) TDD
6 5 (41.67%) Finance
6 5 (41.67%) REST
7 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (33.33%) Scala
7 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 4 (33.33%) SQL
7 4 (33.33%) CSS
8 3 (25.00%) Oracle
8 3 (25.00%) HTML
8 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (25.00%) Scrum
8 3 (25.00%) Banking
8 3 (25.00%) Mockito
8 3 (25.00%) Redis
8 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (25.00%) Node.js
8 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (25.00%) DevOps
9 2 (16.67%) SDLC
9 2 (16.67%) Spring Boot
9 2 (16.67%) Microservices
9 2 (16.67%) Apache Spark
9 2 (16.67%) Akka
9 2 (16.67%) Relational Database

Senior Java Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Java Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Java Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Node.js
2 2 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 2 (16.67%) Jetty
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (8.33%) AdWords
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (8.33%) Heroku
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Redis
2 2 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (16.67%) MariaDB
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) Mockito
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (8.33%) Checkstyle
4 1 (8.33%) FindBugs
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) SonarQube
4 1 (8.33%) TestNG
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Back Office
3 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Advertising
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) Spring
2 5 (41.67%) REST
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) Akka
5 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (16.67%) CSS3
5 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 2 (16.67%) HTML5
5 2 (16.67%) J2SE
5 2 (16.67%) Java EE
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 2 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (16.67%) Spring Boot
5 2 (16.67%) Spring MVC
5 2 (16.67%) WebSockets
6 1 (8.33%) Memcached
6 1 (8.33%) RESTful
6 1 (8.33%) spray
6 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Derivative
2 1 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (8.33%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Software Engineering
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
3 6 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Microservices
6 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
6 2 (16.67%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
7 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Kanban
7 1 (8.33%) Open Source
7 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) Scala
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Haskell
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) Go
4 1 (8.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Perforce
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